work work work work work

My job role changed again in work today. I’m still with the same company I’ve been temping at since June but I’m now officially a Purchase Ledger Clerk. They’ve been really struggling to fill this role since like August and they asked me last week if I’d be able to take it on as well. I’ll be getting confirmation later this week of what my payrise will be.

See, N got promoted internally back in the summer and because there’s a recruitment freeze on, we got a temp K in to cover her role. Except, K, bless her, wasn’t quite suited for the job. Lovely girl but never worked in an office before and had no purchase ledger experience…

When I logged on to her computer today, there were over 200 emails and there’s over 300 invoices in the internal queue as well. I’ve set up an out-of-office on her emails so that anyone who emails will get notified that she’s left and given my email.

I’m also still supporting the Facilities department, raising all the Purchase Orders for the jobs and doing admin work for UK Premises & Facilities Contracts Manager.

My current plan of action is:
Mornings – Start with my facilities work, get all purchase orders out of the way. Then new purchase ledger emails as they come in and working on the internal workflow
Afternoons – Keep on working through K’s aged emails.

We’ll see what happens. I’m looking forward to getting my teeth back into purchase ledger work again – not so much trying to dig out of the 2 months worth of backlog that’s been left for me but I’m sure I’ll get everything balanced out again…

Wish me luck?

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2 thoughts on “work work work work work

  1. All the best of luck to you, and congratulations on that pay rise… I am sure it will be significant. 🙂 It’s a shame that you have a lot of work to do because the previous person was not quite on top of things. But I am sure you will nail it! It’s great that you have an action plan. 😀

  2. Oh goodness, that sounds crazy! Congratulations on the pay raise and that added responsibility, though! That’s always good encouragement knowing that you’ve been doing a good job! Just thinking of having a backlog of 200 emails is stressing me out. Best of luck catching up on everything!

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